Advanced Diploma in Business Management (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Business Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Management courses
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Advanced Diploma in Business Management

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
06 Apr 2020 (Mon)
1.5 years to 5 years
Course Fee
HK$46,860 per programme
How to Apply
Deadline on 12 Mar 2020 (Thu)
2867 8477
2861 0278
*Articulation to Top-up Degree Programmes
*Great Choice for Career Advancement
*Application Deadline: 12 Mar 2020 (Thu)


This programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation in business studies covering general management theories and practices. The syllabi which include major business disciplines in economics, management, quantitative and communication skills aim to equip students with an analytical problem-solving mindset.  Topics like HK business environment and HRM also enables students to learn about the socio-political issues.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded “Advanced Diploma in Business Management”.  Students who wish to exit the programme without completion of 11 modules may be awarded an exit award named “Diploma in Business Management”, provided they have completed and successfully obtained at least a pass grade in 8 modules.

Term Information

Three terms per academic year: March, July and November

Days / Time
  • Days: Weekday evenings and weekends; possibly including Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm, Weekdays / 2pm - 5pm, Weekends

Any of the HKU SPACE Learning Centres on Hong Kong Island

  • 33 to 36 hours per module
  • 11 to 12 meetings
Programme structure

There are 11 modules, each of which has 33 to 36 hours of lectures.

  Module Title
1. Business Microeconomics
2. Business Communication*
3. Management Information Systems*
4. Introduction to Management*
5. Macroeconomics*
6. Principles of Marketing*
7. Organizational Behaviour*
8. Statistics
Exit Award (optional): Diploma in Business Management
9. Hong Kong Business Environment*
10. Essentials of Accounting*
Electives: choose one from the below
11a. Business Law of Hong Kong and PRC*
11b. Human Resources Management*
11c. Mathematics for Finanace
Award: Advanced Diploma in Business Management
 *Included in the list of reimbursable  courses for CEF purpose.​



Assessment for each module will be based on a combination of coursework (including assignment(s) and/or a mid-term test) and a final examination. 

Offering  Schedule  (Tentative)


> MAR 2020

- Management Information Systems (Friday, 7-10pm)

- Business Communication (Wednesday, 7-10pm)

- Statistics (Monday, 7-10pm)

- Business Law of HK & PRC (Thursday, 7-10pm)


> JUL 2020

- Essentials of Accounting

- Business Microeconomics

- Macroeconomics 

- Human Resources Management


> Nov 2020

- HK Business Environment 

- Introduction to Management

- Principles of Marketing

- Organizational Behaviour


> MAR 2021

- Management Information Systems

- Business Communication

- Statistics

Applicants shall:

(a) (i) have gained in HKCEE Grade E in 4 subjects (including Mathematics) and Level 2  in English Language*, or equivalent; and

     (ii) one A-level pass or two AS- level passes in any subject or other equivalent  post-secondary qualification;


(b)  hold a Certificate in Business and Economics awarded through HKUSPACE within the HKU system;


(c) have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in 5 subjects including English Language;


(d) be aged 21 and above. 

*    With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognizes Grade E previously awarded for English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in this subject at HKCEE.

Application Fee

HK$150 (non-refundable and not transferable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$46,860 per programme (Payable in 4 Installments)
  • HK$12,780 (1st and 2nd installments)
  • HK$10,650 (3rd and 4th installments)
  • (All fees paid are not refundable or transferrable, unless a course is over-subscribed or cancelled. Please note that fees may be subject to revisions, even after a student has submitted an application, or has already been admitted into the programme. )
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Business Law of HK and PRC (Module from Advanced Diploma in Buiness Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z00447-6 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Business Communication (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z02558-9 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Introduction to Management (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z02559-7 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Macroeconomics (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z06073-2 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Principles of Marketing (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z02560-0 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Organizational Behaviour (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z07099-1 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Hong Kong Business Environment (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z07102-5 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Human Resources Management (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z07100-9 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
CEF Courses
Essentials of Accounting (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z00619-9 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Management Information System (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z00621-0 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477

Continuing Education Fund

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Advanced Diploma in Business Management

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

Diploma in Business Management

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants are required to complete and return the application form with application fee HK$150 to any of our enrolment centres. Applicants should bring along with the following documents:

  1. HKID / Valid VISA (original and copy)
  2. Academic qualification supporting document(s) (original and copy)
  3. Working experience supporting document(s) (original and copy)

* Original certificates and transcripts together with the copies are required to be presented to any HKU SPACE Learning Centre for verification.

Payment Method


Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.


Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

  • For general, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.